Why choose safety sneakers?
Choosing safety sneakers is not just a question of style. Today's models are more and more carefully designed. Some are perfect copies of city or sport sneakers. They are the daily allies of many professionals for their comfort. Sitting, crouching or standing, walking long distances, the feet are very solicited in a working day. At Ultrabold, we offer flexible safety sneakers that go with the flow of everyday life.
Safety shoes or safety sneakers, are you still hesitating in your choice? In this article we give more details on this PPE that has its place in the world of work.
Safety sneakers and legislation
There are no specific legal texts that mention the obligation to wear safety sneakers. There are no laws that prohibit it either.
Safety sneakers are recognized as PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) when they allow professionals to protect themselves from risks related to their work environment.
Each employer refers to the EEC directive n° 89/656 which sets the minimum requirements for PPE in the workplace. The Personal Protective Equipment are themselves regulated by articles R.233-83-3 and L.230-2 of the French Labour Code. There are common standards for all companies. However, each company can define, through internal notes and recommendations from the CHSCT (Health, Safety and Working Conditions Committee), the equipment that can protect the foot and ankle from various potential accidents.
Safety sneakers are legal, but subject to the employer's discretion.
Advantages of safety sneakers
We recommend that you wear safety sneakers for several reasons:
1. Comfort: they are lightweight and easy to wear. With a breathable and flexible material, there is no feeling of confinement or crushing for the foot. The highly flexible sole of the safety sneaker follows every movement. It allows it to respond to all stresses. It is an ideal PPE when you have to travel long distances in a single day. It also provides relief for the feet in all long-duration positions.
2. Safety: Safety sneakers are known to have the same effectiveness as a high top safety shoe. The metal shell is lighter, but just as resistant. Our safety sneakers protect the toes up to 200 joules, the equivalent of a 20 kg object falling from 1 m. The strength of this PPE is also its anti-puncture and anti-slip sole. Some models also offer an antistatic sole for electricians,
3. Adaptability: The safety sneaker can adapt to all working conditions, but also to all morphologies. The insole is optimized to adapt to different arch shapes. The flexibility of the sneaker allows it to better fit the configuration of the foot. It is well suited to women whose feet are often not well adapted to wearing a pair of safety shoes.
4. Design: This may not be the most important when working, but it is a real advantage when worn outside of the work setting. Safety sneakers can also be suitable for everyday activities. With many neat and stylish models to choose from, it's an opportunity to make a statement.
How to choose the right pair of safety sneakers?
We don't recommend that you choose your safety sneakers in a hurry. They must be able to adapt to your size and your working conditions.
Safety sneakers that fit your shoe size
In stores or online, we are not always sure to have the right pair of sneakers for our size.
The procedure is simple: measure the length of your foot, then choose the corresponding size from the chart. Choose the closest size that is equal to or longer than your foot length.
Safety sneakers for the workplace
To choose the right pair of safety sneakers, you must take into account several criteria related to your professional activity:
The material of your safety sneaker should be appropriate for the conditions. For example, in the construction industry, you are often on the move. There are many risks (falling heavy objects, punctures, unstable ground, etc.) and the weather can be changeable. It is therefore advisable to choose a pair of waterproof, soft and flexible sneakers to protect your feet from shocks and frequent movements.
High-performance safety sneakers
Ultrabold Gravity : the light and resistant safety sneaker
Ultrabold Gravity safety sneaker has an increased lightness. It prevents fatigue and avoids minor traumas related to increased stress on the feet. The quicklace technique allows a uniform tightening of the foot without any risk of loosening during the day. Practical, but above all fast!
Ultrabold Peak has a trendy and modern look. Its sporty design does not neglect its quality of protection and comfort. With a steel shell and a shock absorbing anti-puncture sole, this safety sneaker will accompany you in all daily situations, on the construction site as well as in the city!
If you want to combine safety, comfort and elegance, safety sneakers are a very good alternative to classic safety shoes. The choice of your pair should not be based on the design. Before you place your order, we recommend that you study the features of the sneakers so that they are the most suitable for your work environment.
Do not hesitate to visit our store. All of our Ultrabold safety sneakers are designed to meet the needs of professionals in all industries.